Pets & Paws Dog Walking LLC
313 Smith Manor Blvd,
West Orange, NJ
I provide dog walking services to pet parents. Each walk (usually 30 minutes) is only with one client's dog or dogs. A walk will never be a "pack" of dogs from multiple clients.
I live in West Orange with my wife. After spending 35 years as a business owner and the last eight years in banking, I'm retired and thrilled that I can devote my time and energies on what I truly love, caring for pets. I grew up with dogs and cats in my household, a Keeshond and a Maltese and Nicky, my daughter's cat. I have a bachelors degree in psychology from Syracuse University and an MBA from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Now that the corporate world is behind me, I am now able to devote my time to what I really love, being around our furry friends that give me so much joy and pleasure.
When walking dogs I seek out quiet, low traffic, tree lined streets or an abundant supply of grass, such as a dog park, if available, since dogs just love to run around and it provides a safer environment, away from cars and trucks. Also, for your dog's safety, dogs are prolific sniffers, inevitably putting things in their mouths that they shouldn't. I pay close attention to and keep a watchful eye on the ground to make sure your dog doesn't put anything in its mouth that may be harmful.
Also, with the uncertainty of when the coronavirus will end, I will always maintain social distancing with my pet parent clients and anyone I may be in contact with during our walks. I will incorporate no-contact pickups and drop-offs. I will also keep hand sanitizer and disinfection wipes with me at all times and I will use them often.